Mamata Banerjee, who took over as the new West Bengal Chief Minister on Friday, said she would not use a bullet-proof car.

“I will not take a bullet-proof car. I don't want a bullet-proof car. I don't have any vehicle on my own. I use the car provided by a party colleague. I will continue to use it,” Ms. Banerjee told reporters at her maiden press conference at Writers' Buildings.

“I am for the people and I will not do anything to be alienated from them,” she said. Asked about the security protocol, Ms. Banerjee replied: “Those who are looking after security, it is for them to see. It is a technical matter.” - PTI